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Telegramma di cordoglio del Santo Padre per la morte dell’ Card. Ricardo J. Vidal, 18.10.2017

Pubblichiamo di seguito il telegramma di cordoglio per la morte, avvenuta questa mattina, del Cardinale Ricardo J. Vidal, Arcivescovo emerito di Cebu (Filippine), del Titolo dei Ss. Pietro e Paolo a Via Ostiense, inviato dal Santo Padre Francesco a S.E. Mons. Jose S. Palma, Arcivescovo di Cebu:

Telegramma del Santo Padre

The Most Reverend Jose S. Palma
Archbishop of Cebu

Deeply saddened to learn of the death of Cardinal Ricardo Vidal, I extend my sincere condolences to you, and to the clergy, religious and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Cebu. Joining with you in expressing profound gratitude for the late Cardinal’s untiring and devoted service to the Church, and for his constant advocacy of dialogue and peace for all the people in the Philippines, I commend his soul to the infinite love and mercy of our heavenly Father. As a pledge of consolation and hope in the Lord, to all who mourn his passing in the certain hope of the Resurrection, I willingly impart my Apostolic Blessing.


[01569-EN.01] [Original text: English]